Kiren Rijiju Pays Maj Dhyan Chand Tribute, Urges Everyone To Stay Fit

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Kiren Rijiju paid a deep sense of tribute to Major Dhyan Chand during the launch of PM Modi's Fit India Movement and urged everyone to include sports in life.

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs of India, paid a deep tribute to Major Dhyan Chand during the launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Fit India Movement on Thursday. Addressing the crowd, he urged every Indian to stay fit and take this movement to the next level. “We have to make a sports as a way of life. To begin this movement on the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand's birth anniversary, is the best tribute we can pay to him.”

Further, Rijiju urged every Indian to join the Fit India movement and develop a sports culture in India. At the launch of the fitness movement, the Arunachal Pradesh MP, Kiren Rijiju stated that this is the first time in India that a fitness movement is being launched with the participation of everyone with immense dedication. In a tweet he mentioned that he is looking forward to see chief ministers making a clarion call to the citizens in their respective states for fitness. 

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Kiren Rijiju pays tribute to Major Dhyan Chand:

Rijiju said that the fitness movement will develop as a sporting powerhouse. Paying his tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, he said, "Today, the National Sports Day is on the birthday anniversary of hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. He was the first Indian ever to go global and make India proud."

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PM Modi launches Fit India Movement:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement on the occasion of National Sports Day at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday morning. The movement aims to encourage Indians to make sports as a way of living to have a healthy and fit lifestyle. In his speech while launching the fitness, PM Modi said, "Fitness is not just a word, but a way to lead a healthy life. We want everyone to include fitness in their lives."

Other several leaders from the country also joined the campaign. Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu expressed his tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on Twitter. He also said, "We must nurture the habit of participation in sports from a young age. There is a need to encourage and promote sporting culture in the country."

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